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· May, 2007

Stories about Women & Gender from May, 2007

Hungary: Police Rape Scandal

Iran:Islamic Bicycle

Iran is to start manufacturing “Islamic bicycles” for women that conceal their figure.Balouch writes[Fa] with irony that it took 30 years for regime to be able to go to war...

Iran:Islamic Bicycle

India: Sexism and the Internet

India: Women Vs Liquor

Japan: Marriage and “Casual Infidelity”

Libya: On Women's Attire

First female head of Togolese press agency celebrates first anniversary

French Polynesia's Beauty Pageant Fever

Senegal: A debate over feminism and women's work

Russia: Blog Ranking

Russia: A Tale of Two Women

Iran:Violence against Women Goes On

Morocco: The Week of Firsts

It was a week of firsts in Morocco - with the first French Minister of Moroccan descent, the first newspaper and the first wine store. Jillian York has more in...

Which father is my real father?: Japan's 300-day rule

In early May, the Japanese government announced that it will take a special measure to recognise children born within 300 days of their mother's divorce, given that the mothers became...

Russia: “Discrimination”

It sometimes takes more than money and time to have your computer fixed in Moscow: good looks, lots of patience and a special sense of humor may prove helpful as...

Kuwait: Food, Protocol and Dust Storms

What is the difference between Chicken Majboos and Chicken Biryani? How do you react when you are suddenly face to face with the Amir (Ruler) of Kuwait? And how do...

Iran:Woman Activist is out of Jail

Morocco: Free Haleh Estandiari

Africa: my dad reached over and slapped me across the face…

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